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September 1971

Treatment of Acquired Choanal Atresia

Author Affiliations

Szczecin, Poland
From the Otolaryngological Clinic, Pomeranian Medical Academy, Szczecin, Poland.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;94(3):276-279. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770070270019

A method of correcting cicatricial obliteration of the posterior choanae and upper part of nasopharynx utilizing the sphenoid sinus cavity for (1) enlargement of the vertical diameter of choanae, (2) formation of a new roof of the nasopharynx, or even, (3) creation of a bypass of the posterior nares has been clinically helpful and has produced satisfactory results.